Subject: Re: misc/10127: port i386 /etc/ttys says vt220 instead of wsvt25
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From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 05/17/2000 21:09:54
[ On Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at 09:09:12 (+0200), Manuel Bouyer wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: misc/10127: port i386 /etc/ttys says vt220 instead of wsvt25
> Sure, so anybody can switch from vt220 to wsvt25 if he wants the extra
> features. But stay with the more general type default.
In this case I am indeed inclined to agree since wsvt25 is supposedly a
proper superset of vt220.
> I think on a NetBSD machine with a few ncurses-dependant packages installed
> you need both, don't you ?
Actually, no, I don't think you really do, though that may be the
default way the current package installs. In theory at least ncurses
can use /usr/share/misc/termcap, though as it says in the manual "Use of
this feature is not recommended."
Personally I'd sure like to see termcap go the way of the dodo in
NetBSD, and I don't care whether that means using ncurses as-is or
re-inventing the important parts of it (silly as the latter might be).
Greg A. Woods
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